The Originals

(Credit: CWTV)

(Credit: CWTV)

Family is power. The Original Vampire family swore it to each other a thousand years ago. They pledged to remain together, always and forever. Now, centuries have passed and the bonds of family are broken.

Time, tragedy and hunger for power have torn the Original Family apart. When Klaus Mikaelson, the original vampire-werewolf hybrid, receives a mysterious tip that a plot is brewing against him in the supernatural melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans, he returns to the city his family helped build. Klaus’ questions lead him to a reunion with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of New Orleans. Determined to help his brother find redemption, Elijah follows Klaus and soon learns that the werewolf Hayley has also come to the French Quarter searching for clues to her family history, and has fallen into the hands of a powerful witch named Sophie.

Tensions between the town’s supernatural factions are nearing a breaking point as Marcel commands his devoted followers and rules with absolute power. For Klaus, the thought of answering to his powerful protégé is unthinkable, and he vows to reclaim what was once his – the power, the city and his family. While they wait to see if their sister Rebekah will leave Mystic Falls and join them, Klaus and Elijah form an uneasy alliance with the witches to ensure that New Orleans will be ruled by THE ORIGINALS once again.

The series stars Joseph Morgan (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Immortals”) as Klaus, Daniel Gillies (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Saving Hope”) as Elijah, Claire Holt (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars”) as Rebekah, Phoebe Tonkin (“The Vampire Diaries,” “The Secret Circle”) as Hayley, Charles Michael Davis (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “Switched at Birth”) as Marcel, Daniella Pineda (“The Fitzgerald Family Christmas,” “Homeland”) as Sophie, Leah Pipes (“The Deep End,” “Sorority Row”) as Cami and Danielle Campbell (“Starstruck,” “Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection”) as Davina. THE ORIGINALS is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios. Julie Plec (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Kyle XY,” “Wasteland”), Leslie Morgenstein (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Gossip Girl”) and Gina Girolamo (“The Lying Game”) are executive producers. Plec wrote the pilot episode, which was directed by Chris Grismer (“The Vampire Diaries”).

Watch THE ORIGINALS, Fridays at 9 p.m. on CW50!

Pictured (L-R): Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley, Riley Voelkel as Freya, Daniel Gillies as Elijah, Joseph Morgan as Klaus and Yusuf Gatewood as Vincent -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

No More Heartbreaks – The Originals

Following a violent encounter that has left Cami’s life hanging in the balance, Klaus is forced to rely on his family and allies to find a cure as he keeps a watchful eye over Cami at the compound.

04/25/2016

The Originals -- "Heart Shaped Box" -- Image Number: OG313b_0145.jpg -- Pictured: Rebecca Breeds as Aurora -- Photo: Annette Brown/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

The Devil Comes Here and Sighs – The Originals

As the city celebrates its annual Jazz Fest, an unlikely team of Mikaelson foes joins forces to take Klaus hostage.

04/09/2016

The Originals -- "Behind the Black Horizon" -- Image Number: OG317b_0090.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Daniel Gillies as Elijah and Caspar Zafer as Finn -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved

Behind the Black Horizon – The Originals

When its discovered that Freya has been kidnapped and is in the hands of a dangerous new threat, the Mikaelson brothers are forced to put aside their differences in order to save her before it’s too late.

04/04/2016

The Originals -- "Alone With Everybody" -- Image Number: OG316b_0362.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley and Joseph Morgan as Klaus -- Photo: Annette Brown/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Alone with Everybody – The Originals

When rumors begin to spread about the remaining white oak bullet, dangerous foes descend upon New Orleans in an attempt to take down Klaus once and for all.

03/26/2016

The Originals -- "Dead Angels" -- Image Number: OG312b_0056.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Daniel Gillies as Elijah and Tracy Ifeachor as Aya -- Photo: Annette Brown/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

A Streetcar Named Desire – The Originals

With the threat of the prophecy looming over their heads, Klaus and Elijah find themselves rendered useless inside a magical trap, while Aya and The Strix’s coven of witches move forward with a risky spell that could take one of them down for good.

03/19/2016

The Originals -- "Wild at Heart" -- Image Number: OG311b_0299.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Joseph Morgan as Klaus and Leah Pipes as Cami -- Photo: Annette Brown/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Wild at Heart – The Originals

While Klaus (Joseph Morgan) finds himself dealing with pressing matters at home, Elijah reluctantly aligns with Aya after learning that she may have knowledge of an elusive weapon that could kill an Original vampire for good.

03/14/2016

The Originals -- "An Old Friend Calls" -- Image Number: OG315a_0233.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Leah Pipes as Cami and Joseph Morgan as Klaus -- Photo: Bob Mahoney/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

An Old Friend Calls – The Originals

When Klaus learns that Cortez, an old vampire with a vendetta against him, has arrived in New Orleans, he finds himself forced to deal with this new threat.

02/29/2016

The Originals -- "Heart Shaped Box" -- Image Number: OG313a_0207.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Leah Pipes as Cami and Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley -- Photo: Eli Joshua Ade/The CW -- © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Heart Shaped Box – The Originals

Determined to make her ultimate move against the Mikaelson brothers, Aurora uses Freya as bait to lure Klaus and Elijah into a dangerous trap.

02/12/2016

The Originals -- "Savior" -- Image Number: OG309b_0023.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Nathan Parsons as Jackson, Phoebe Tonkin as Hayley, Daniel Gillies as Elijah, Joseph Morgan as Klaus, Leah Pipes as Cami and Claire Holt as Rebekah -- Photo: Eli Joshua Ade/The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Savior – The Originals

When a dangerous affliction threatens to expose one of her siblings, Freya searches for a way to reverse the crippling curse even as she finds herself the target of The Strix’s latest plan.

01/04/2016

The Originals -- "Out of the Easy" -- Image Number: OG307b_0121.jpg -- Pictured (L-R): Oliver Ackland as Tristan (back to camera) and Joseph Morgan as Klaus -- Photo: Quantrell Colbert/The CW -- © 2015 The CW Network, LLC. All rights reserved.

Savior – The Originals

When a dangerous affliction threatens to expose one of her siblings, Freya searches for a way to reverse the crippling curse even as she finds herself the target of The Strix’s latest plan.

12/07/2015

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